How the heck? (What they should have taught you)

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Wasted Thyme, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Another thread on here had me think of this. With CDL schools and the carrier's just rushing everybody through training.

    What's the things that you wish you had learned with your trainer?

    What would you be sure was the one thing you taught to your trainee if you were a trainer?
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    The one thing i would teach in training is you arent going to learn anything of importance until u make mistake on the road by urself and have to figure out how to fix them
     
  4. 8thnote

    8thnote Road Train Member

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    1. Slow down and take your time. Don't let anyone rush you.

    2. Use as much room as you can, even if you don't think you need it.

    3. Always take take the easy spot if you can. There will be plenty of times where there is no easy spot.
     
  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    My trainer was such an idiot, I don't know where to start.

    He always had a gotta go gotta go attitude. The second the 10 hour break was up, he would want to be rolling. Never mind the pretrip, nevermind breakfast or shower, gotta roll.

    At the end of the day, that mentality won't really get you anywhere but burned out and out of hours.

    Slow the f down, take a breath, take a shower, take your time. There's a difference between taking your time and wasting time. It's ok to take your time.
     
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  8. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Keep the left door closed
     
  9. krupa530

    krupa530 Light Load Member

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    Treat your equipment given to you as if you paid for it. Take care of it and it'll take care of you.
     
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  10. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Always wash your rollerdog before going to the bathroom
     
  11. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Don't park in the fuel island and take a 30 min break/shower.
     
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